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Title Weaving in Polyphony: Destiny , Culture and the Human Condition

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Issues of culture ownership are often employed in the formation of national identity and in political discourse, with the narrative of Self and Other directly involved in this process. Border areas in particular, suffer from pointless attempts to foster cultural phenomena, such as polyphonic singing, under a national umbrella. Exploration of the current living reality along with the constructed reality of mythology, art, literature, philosophy, locally and universally, helps weave the tapestry of polyphonic narration. An analogy drawn between the roles and practice of polyphonic singing and the perception of destiny as represented in ancient Greek literature depicts the connections. Interdisciplinary approach employing linguistics, social anthropology and philosophy broadens the perspective, allowing contextualization of polyphonic singing as a truly world phenomenon that encompasses aspects inherent in the human nature and condition, while forming a manifestation of cultural diversity. Issues of culture ownership are often employed in the formation of national identity and in political discourse, with the narrative of Self and Other directly involved in this process. Border areas in particular, suffer from pointless attempts to foster cultural phenomena, such as polyphonic singing, under a national umbrella. Exploration of the current living reality along with the constructed reality of mythology, art, literature, philosophy, locally and universally, helps weave the tapestry of polyphonic narration. An analogy drawn between the roles and practice of polyphonic singing and the perception of destiny as represented in ancient Greek literature depicts the connections. Interdisciplinary approach employing linguistics, social anthropology and philosophy broadens the perspective, allowing contextualization of polyphonic singing as a truly world phenomenon that encompasses aspects inherent in the human nature and condition, while forming a manifestation of cultural diversity.

Primary author
Fenia Tsobanopoulou

Email
feniatsob@yahoo.com